March 2nd, 2004

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"Cough kits" may stem antibiotic use

Courtesy of shribble

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=571&ncid=751&e=1&u=/nm/20040301/hl_nm/health_antibiotics_dc

Study: Cough and Cold Kits Could Stem Antibiotic Use


Sun Feb 29, 7:08 PM ET


ATLANTA (Reuters) - Offering patients in health clinics kits with over-the-counter cough and cold medicines appears to significantly reduce unnecessary antibiotic use, according to a new U.S. study released on Sunday.

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Hairy cacti, pig wings, and asymmetric butterflies -- artists discover GMO's

Courtesy of papertygre:

http://www.newscientist.com/opinion/opinterview.jsp;jsessionid=OJNNPILELEBF?id=ns24361

Meet the people shaping the future of science


This interview was first published in New Scientist print edition, subscribe here

Art, but not as we know it

Why would you give a cactus human hair? Or grow wings for pigs? And as for redesigning the butterfly... Artists are appropriating biotechnology for their own ends. New Scientist tracked down three of them working in this wild new place: Laura Cinti, Oron Catts and Marta de Menezes

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